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File:Varthema ttp.jpg|thumb|upright|Dutch title page of Varthema's book ''Itinerario'', 1654 '''Ludovico di Varthema''', also known as '''Barthema''' and '''Vertomannus''' (c. 1470 – 1517), was an Italy|Italian traveller, diarist and aristocrat known for being the first non-Muslim European to enter Mecca as a Hajj|pilgrim. Nearly everything that is known about his life comes from his own account of his travels, ''Itinerario de Ludouico de Varthema Bolognese,'' published in Rome in 1510.
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